Baltics' militarized 'mother'

In the article "September: Kids' 'Breakaway' Month," Sept. 17, the author states: "Children are the original Baltic states - miniature breakaway republics eager to declare their independence from the mother country.""Mother country" is not usually the description of a country that is an invader by military force. Ruta K. Vidziunas, Valencia, Calif. Lithuanian Journalists Association

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